New Mexico Department of Health
Our mission is to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and assure safety net services for all people in New Mexico.
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American heritage month. A celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Like most commemorative months, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month originated with Congress.

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Wildfire Season

Smoke from wildfires may cause potentially unhealthy conditions. During these conditions, people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged exposure or heavy physical activity outdoors. Please take the time to educate yourself to keep yourself and your family healthy.

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Reporting Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

The Division of Health Improvement provides oversight for home and community-based Medicaid waiver programs and health facility licensing. DHI routinely conducts investigations into allegations of Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation and complaints about health facilities. Please click the banner above to learn about the different reporting mechanisms.

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Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging is the development and maintenance of optimal mental, social and physical well-being and function in older adults. This is most likely to be achieved when communities are safe, promote health and well-being, and use health services and community programs to prevent or minimize disease. Click the banner above to learn more!

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Cultural Competence Information & Education Center

Embrace New Mexico’s diversity through education, advocacy and collaboration. Visit our updated website, take free trainings on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services, and find links to valuable resources.


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